HomoCon is tomorrow! Ann Coulter is speaking! The gay wingnuts are all excited about it!
So what was the difference between Goldwater and Reagan? Had the country changed that much in 16 years?
The social issues were the difference. Reagan agreed with Goldwater on fiscal and national defense issues, but by 1980, social issues loomed large and Reagan came down mightily on one side — the opposite side as Goldwater, as it turned out.
Unlike abortion-loving Goldwater, Reagan said, “We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”
And unlike gay-marriage-loving Goldwater, Reagan said: “Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are created and society itself is extended into the future. … We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality.”
“But, but, but!”, they will say, “Ann Coulter is speaking to us! She is taking our money! She is our divvvvvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”
Of course. It’s a paycheck to her. She has no principles. Duh.
Anyway, have fun worshipping the lady who, this very week, extolled the virtues of a man saying “we will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality.”